Red vs. green and how to celebrate National Eat a Red Apple Day.

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Put a red apple in your lunch instead of a green one.

Is there a nutritional difference between red and green apples?

Science Student Brandon Lobo researched journals on fruits and the human body as part of his Biology course. In 10 Health Benefits of Green Apples he makes a strong case for the benefits of eating green apples particularly related to dietary fibre.

However the Healthfeed website doesn’t appear to find much difference between apple types determined by the colour of the skin.

Vicky Derosa of VWell Health is a gourmet cook whose eyesight was saved from blindness by healthy eating. Her view is that green apples have greater nutritional benefit than the red ones but more importantly whatever apples you eat should be organic to avoid the adverse effects of pesticides. She’s got a recipe for a Glorious Green Apple Smoothie which might tempt you.

Check out this amazing list of 20 unexpected ways to use apples from Melissa Breyer at

From recipes to beauty advice, decorations and household tips, it’s well worth spending a couple of minutes reading this fascinating article. I think I’m going to try the Apple Oatmeal Face Mask.

 Learn how to grow apples with this fascinating video:

Revisit your childhood and join Jan, Don and Laurie in a rendition of “Way Up High In An Apple Tree”:

Or go funky with The Apples mind-blowing performance of Do the Car Horn (live) and believe me it’s live!

While you’re eating your apple, red or green, get some extra brain food from these three apple quotes:

Martin Luther

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

Che Guevara

“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.”

Carl Sagan

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

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